The Forge

“Strong, simple, sustainable cooking in the heart of historic Chester.” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

CHESTER, CHESHIRE

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With a passion for wild, sustainable British ingredients, and a love of simple cooking over fire and charcoal, The Forge has its kitchen front and centre. Dry-aged beef and wild venison are found in the maturation cabinets, awaiting their turn on the grill, to be lovingly roasted over oak and beech logs. The Forge focuses on British ingredients, as local to Chester as possible. Their popular venison is harvested from herds on estates that focus on improving biodiversity and deer health.

Awards, accolades & Welcome Schemes

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2 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Forge
Grosvenor Park Road, CHESTER, CHESHIRE, CH1 1QQ

Features

Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Cuisine style: Modern

About the area

Discover Cheshire

Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.

While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.

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